Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ladies of Autumn

There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen,
As if it could not be, as if it had not been!
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

blue sky smiling on me

sunflowers sunset

No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face.
- John Donne

summer fire

~ Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile. ~


autumns kiss

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before. ~unknown

 slideshow of the Ladies of Autumn

Been watching my grandson who is almost 4 months now.... its always a pleasure when he is around. smiles come in floods.. laughter is catching.. and life is ever so good..
Have a beautiful soft and kind day..
soft hugs ~Hope

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  1. Hope, these images are nothing short of spectacular! Have fun with the little one. They grow up so fast.

  2. This blog is full of great photos, and by looking at your work, it gives me lots of inspiration and motivation to take more pictures - Thank you for sharing !!!

  3. Delightful way to view the seasons Hope! I can think of other ways in which I've viewed winter honestly and I like your way much better! Only 44 for us so far today...yikes! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Glad you are enjoying being a gran, it is very special, make the most of every stage and age, for like the seasons they pass so fast. have a great weekend, hugs - nita.

  5. Hello. These wonderful. The lighting and curves of the petals you captured are lovely. Thank you for your kind comment.

  6. These are lovely. Thanks for stopping by One Photograph a day.

  7. Hope these are Gorgeous !!
    Your flowers always always bring a smile and a place of peace.
    Have a beautiful Sunday Hope.

  8. How did you do this with flickr.
    I have no idea . I think I did ask you . I love it.

  9. Hope you ladies of Autumn just blew me away. I watch the slideshow also. All the nuiances of lightening and shades are soooo special. Dang their good.. Thats what I love about seeing photos from people like you, I learn to look at things with a little different angle. I have a collection of sunflowers but they are mostly straight forward. The squirrels have eaten most of mine this year so only a few to add to my collection. Thank you ever so much for sharing your beautiful view of your sunflowers. Hugs carrie

  10. Anonymous8:42 AM

    You've done it again, Hope; the images you posted are absolutely breathtaking!!!

    Have you considered selling any of your photographs?

    Again your artistry has put a gleam in my eyes and a smil on my face! Thank you for that!

    Love you, sis!


I delight in reading your comments, the warmth you leave me with and the smiles to great each day.. thank you.. soft hugs always Hope